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#549194 - 08/13/19 10:17 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Notation Software
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For years, I've been switching off between musescore and sibelius because they were the notation softwares that I had heard of. I'm starting to look into other options. I found one called Forte (https://www.fortenotation.com/en/) and plan on installing the free trial. Has anyone used this, and do you have recommendations? Or have any suggestions on other notation software?

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#549196 - 08/13/19 10:22 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: Notation Software [Re: pianowillbebach]
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I've tried it. I think John Ford has also.

The only way you can know is to try the demo as you suggest. Everyone has preferences for how the software fits your workflow, and how intuitive it seems to you.
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#549213 - 08/13/19 12:05 PM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: Notation Software [Re: pianowillbebach]
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Forte is okay,but don't use it much. I generally migrate back to Noteworthy Composer, as it fits best for my workflow, is familiar (I've used it since the 1990's), and for its speed of entry using a mix of keyboard/mouse input. Doesn't support plugins or instrument libraries, but once you learn the shortcuts, you can do quite a lot with it. I also like how it handles lyrics. And it's not too expensive. It had friendly user forum as well. And the programmer often responds directly to user requests. It even supports a programmable language that lets you automate tasks that it doesn't perform natively.
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#549314 - 08/14/19 04:23 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: Notation Software [Re: jford]
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Originally Posted By: jford
I generally migrate back to Noteworthy Composer, as it fits best for my workflow, is familiar (I've used it since the 1990's), and for its speed of entry using a mix of keyboard/mouse input.


Back in the day, this was one of my favorites ...
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#551897 - 08/30/19 07:52 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: Notation Software [Re: pianowillbebach]
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Update: Forte is currently running a promo where you can get the full version for free. I tried the demo, but didn't play around with it much so I guess I'll use this as my way to try it out without worrying about money

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#551948 - 08/30/19 11:43 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: Notation Software [Re: pianowillbebach]
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Originally Posted By: pianowillbebach
Update: Forte is currently running a promo where you can get the full version for free. I tried the demo, but didn't play around with it much so I guess I'll use this as my way to try it out without worrying about money


pianowillbebach, Please give more information. Which (Basic, Home or Premium) full version is free? What web site is advertising the sale and how long does the sales last?
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#551978 - 08/30/19 02:42 PM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: Notation Software [Re: pianowillbebach]
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This?

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#551980 - 08/30/19 02:51 PM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: Notation Software [Re: pianowillbebach]
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Whatever that was, the link does not work.
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#552037 - 08/30/19 07:08 PM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: Notation Software [Re: MusicStudent]
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I don't think he means the demo.

In pianowillbebach's first post he stated,
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I found one called Forte and plan on installing the free trial.
In a follow up post he stated,
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Forte is currently running a promo where you can get the full version for free. I tried the demo, but didn't play around with it much


That's why I was asking for more details. I don't read notation so it's a moot issue for me but I know many forum users do read and write notation so I thought answers might benefit some one.
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#552046 - 08/30/19 08:03 PM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: Notation Software [Re: pianowillbebach]
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There are several levels of Forte, and to my knowledge none has ever been free. They did apparently offer a basic version for free in that link but that promo appears to be over?

EDIT: It’s back - see below.


Edited by Matt Finley (08/31/19 05:16 PM)
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#552228 - 08/31/19 02:22 PM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: Notation Software [Re: pianowillbebach]
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The free offer is for Forte BASIC. I just saw it in my Facebook feed.

https://www.fortenotation.com/en/giveaway/
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#552299 - 08/31/19 05:15 PM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: Notation Software [Re: pianowillbebach]
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Yes, I see it too. It's Forte 10 Basic for free, and it runs until September 8.

https://www.fortenotation.com/en/giveaway/
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#556292 - 09/24/19 05:49 PM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: Notation Software [Re: pianowillbebach]
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I just noticed this thread. Wish I would have seen it before the expiry on Forte 10 Basic.

I've got a long history with this product. It used to be known as MidiSoft Studio. I bought a copy of it back in 2000 -- for about $60, as I recall. It was my first introduction into a notation-based sequencer, and to me it was the equivalent of discovering a word processor after writing longhand all my life. I took to it with a passion. I was running Studio on Win98 back in those days and it was kinda buggy. Between the inherent instability of Win98 and Studio's bugs, I learned to save my work early and often. This was the product I used to get my thoughts down into the computer for my first two albums. I used Cakewalk's Pro Audio 8 and later 9 to complete the projects. Back in those days, I had BiaB, and I used it for rhythm sections on a few tracks, but that was about the extent of its use.

I really liked Studio a lot, despite its bugs. But then MidiSoft went out of business, so there were no more bug fixes. Something like a couple years pass, and I notice Studio 6 is on the market, released by a new outfit that had bought the rights to it. Studio 6 was basically a bug fix of the earlier Studio, which was also v6, so sorta confusing. It worked pretty well, but by then I was running Win XP. XP broke Cakewalk's Pro Audio and Cakewalk never offered a fix. Instead they wanted everyone to upgrade to Sonar -- at a pretty steep price, as I recall. So I balked and it was years before I finally upgraded to Sonar. During this time, I was busy with a number of other projects and my musical output was just about nil, so Studio didn't get used much.

But this new outfit that had re-released Studio didn't last and the I'm seeing ads for Forte, and it sure looked like Studio to me. It was, in fact. The early version of Forte was scarcely different. Except this new German outfit was asking a lot for their product, so once again I balked. Even back then you could d/l a copy of Forte. But it was crippled. You couldn't save your work. I don't like this sort of crippling because you can't really get anything done. So I've always said "no thanks" to Forte, cuz I just didn't want to pay their inflated price. And then Forte started coming out with premium versions of Forte and these premium version were getting really expensive. So I've remained on the sideline, frustrated.

Why frustrated? Well, by Win7 or so, I found that I couldn't get Studio to run anymore. It would crash almost as soon as it would load. This was frustrating because I had dozens of files in Midisoft's *.mmm format, and I wasn't able to access any of them. And I couldn't do anything with them with Forte because it was crippled.

Until now. Forte Premium is being offered as the full program for a 14-day try out period. I doubt seriously I'm gonna buy it because it's too expensive, but I checked, and Forte still supports the old MidiSoft *.mmm format. I just d/l'd and installed it a little while ago, and I'm converting every single MidiSoft format file I can find to MIDI. So, I'm gonna get some mileage out of this product before it turns into a pumpkin.

Forte's interface is still very similar to Studio's. In a lot of ways, I feel like I've come home after a very long absence. Some of the menus and the general look of the console and staff views are all straight Studio -- but this version has a lot of additions. I've just touched the surface as to all it will do. It's definitely more full-featured than Studio, but you know -- I was able to get a lot done with that old product, so I'm wondering just how useful all this additional stuff is. I'll be sure to check it out pretty well before it expires, though.

So, here's my recommendation -- if you're into using musical notation to score out your music, this product is definitely worth considering. It's full-featured and easy to use. But the downside is the more full-featured versions are expensive, although those folks are starting to wise up. Forte Home is available for a reasonable $109. These days, I've been using Muse, which is free to download. I bought a copy of Notion a few years ago, and really didn't like it. But there are other products out there, like Sibelius (very expensive unless you're a student or educator), and Finale, which is a solid good product that's been around probably the longest. It can be picked up for as little as $99. I think a bit of test driving is in order. Each of these products has its own way of getting things done. Some may appeal to you and some may not. Me, I've always liked Studio -- well, Forte's interface, but a couple of the others are pretty good, too. Except Notion. Yuck.
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#556307 - 09/24/19 08:23 PM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: Notation Software [Re: pianowillbebach]
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Michael, I think that's really a very low price comparatively, and the upper versions can cost many hundreds.

When you convert to MIDI you will have all the notes but you will lose markings, text, and chord symbols. Still, it's better than starting over.

If your trial version supports export to Music XML, try saving to that format as well. You are more likely to get more of your full score transferred into other notation software.
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#556309 - 09/24/19 08:34 PM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: Notation Software [Re: pianowillbebach]
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Hey, Matt. Actually, I didn't use any of that stuff when I was writing the originals, so conversion to MIDI was all I needed, otherwise I would have converted to XML. I'm just so happy to finally have a way to get back my old files without having to pay through the nose to get them. These days I'm happy with Muse otherwise I'd seriously think about getting a copy of Forte Home. It's a comfortable interface for me.
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#556383 - 09/25/19 09:09 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: Notation Software [Re: pianowillbebach]
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Very good. I assume you mean MuseScore. It's an amazing product given that it's free.
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#556386 - 09/25/19 09:22 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: Notation Software [Re: pianowillbebach]
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Interestingly, Forte Premium (not sure about the other editions) includes Bandora, which gives you BIAB like MIDI accompaniment generation features. When I first launched it, I was surprised to find that it was actually the old Jammer Pro program (which hadn't been updated in what, over a decade or so) bolted on to Forte to create accompaniment parts in your notation program.

I've unfortunately been busy with so many other things that I haven't had a chance to see if the old Jammer Pro styles I had would work with Bandora. One of these days I'll test it, since I actually still have Jammer installed on my computer, but don't really use it (more just to play with it).
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#556505 - 09/25/19 10:07 PM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: Notation Software [Re: pianowillbebach]
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It includes Bandora and one other add-on, whose name escapes me at the moment. Both are free and available separately, according to one review I read.

Yes, Matt, I meant MuseScore.


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#556558 - 09/26/19 08:49 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: Notation Software [Re: pianowillbebach]
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The other program is the integrated ScanScore (ScanScore Pro is available as a separate purchase, although I think you get a better price on it if you have Forte Pro).
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